I wonder if you can help me at all. My lappy's network port is broken, I dropped it with the network cable in and as a result it pushed the pin back so that the network cable's connector is really loose when inserted and it won't connect to the net. At first I thought I'd open it up and reposition the connector but apparently opening up the whole thing (dell xps17) is beyond my ability http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGbyuWY-yqI (it looks like I have to remove the front in order to open up the back where the network connector resides - unless somebody of course knows another way).
So, I have decided I will get a network to usb connector, one of these - sorry for the link to ebay - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Belkin-10-100-USB-To-Ethernet-Adapter-F5D5050-/261078069103?pt=UK_Computing_Other_Computing_Networking&hash=item3cc9772f6f#ht_1842wt_907
Now, there are an awful lot out there, so I wonder, which one do I actually need? All I need to do is to connect the network cable to the usb adapter and connect that to a usb port on the laptop. ANy idea as to which one, prices, spec etc etc
any help much appreciated